Travel Blogs from Lattakia
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Nu trekken we verder naar het kasteel van Saladin. Dat ligt 35 km van Latakia, in de richting van Aleppo.
We moeten de bergen in. Het is een erg mooie bergrit doorheen de Jebel Ansariyya, we hebben er een prachtig uitzicht op de vallei 'Al Ghab' waar de Orontes doorheen stroomt.
Het kasteel is het grootste middeleeuwse kasteel van het Nabije Oosten, en één van de ...
The train from Aleppo was a slow train and took 4 hours and arrived at 8pm. I was feeling pretty bad when we arrived and barely made it up the stairs of the hotel. I was pleased to find English channels on the tv. Fraser went to go and get some dinner for him and some water and bread for me. While he was gone I was sick. ...
I've been eating for the last couple of days in a cafe next to the hotel. It's basic, the most I've paid is 80cents and that includes the soft drink. The owner and I have bonded. We don't speak a word of each other's language but that doesn't matter. I have a final cup of chai. He comes to me to say goodbye. He has to leave.
I ride north on the motorway to Latakya. A few things have change in the last 6 years ago. The central barrier has been renewed and as yet ...
REF: - Smith, Mark S., 2001. Untold Stories ; The Bible and Ugaritic Studies in the Twentieth Century
Mashquita – Boat Tour
One of the most important recreational sites in Syria where forests and mountains surrounding the banks of 7 beautiful lakes in a spectacular view (Ministry of Tourism).
According to http://syrianhiking.blogspot.com/2005/0 ...
Latakia is a vibrant, liberal Mediterranean port. It is sexy and modern, and just a pleasant place to be. Coffe and Narghiles are also AMAZING here,
Also, near here is Saladin's Castle, an Arab stronghold from the Crusades. In an easy day trip leaving an evening to stroll around Latakia, we take a microbus to Al-Haffa (30 minutes, $0.21). From Al-Haffa to the castle and back will cost between $10-$12.
From here, we return to Aleppo for about ...